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Senate Budget Proposal About 'Making Difficult Choices' 04:31
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On Beacon Hill, the political wrangling over the Massachusetts state budget is kicking into high gear.

The Senate Ways and Means Committee Wednesday released an almost $34 billion spending plan. Investments in transportation and education fall short of Gov. Deval Patrick's proposal, which called for $2 billion in new taxes.

Michael Widmer, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, joined WBUR's Morning Edition for a look at the Senate budget proposal and the political battle ahead.

This program aired on May 16, 2013.

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